Khagendra Thapa Magar
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|Khagendra Thapa Magar|
Khágendra Thapa Magar and Franz Müllner, winner of the 2005 Germany's Strongest Man contest (photo 2011)
4 October 1992 |
Baglung District, Nepal
|Known for||Formerly being the world's shortest living man|
Khagendra Thapa Magar (Nepali: खगेन्द्र थापामगर) (born 4 October 1992), son of Mr. Rup Bahadur Thapa Magar and Mrs. Dhana Maya Thapa Magar, was the shortest man in the world, measuring 0.67 m (2 ft 2 in). Formerly the shortest teenager in the world, Magar took the title of shortest man from Edward Niño Hernández when he turned 18 on 14 October 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf. He lost the title of "World's Shortest Man" on 13 June 2011, to Junrey Balawing of the Philippines.
Born on 18 Asoj in the Nepali calendar, or 4 October 1992, He is from the Baglung District of Nepal and is dubbed as a "little Buddha" by the villagers. Just 600 grams (21 oz) at birth, he weighs 6.5 kilograms (14 lb; 1.02 st). In May 2008, Khagendra appeared in the British Channel 4 documentary called The World's Smallest Man and Me hosted by Mark Dolan.
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- Media related to Khagendra Thapa Magar at Wikimedia Commons
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